1. to set up (a house, store, etc.); to build; to establish; to run; to maintain
2. to have at the ready (e.g. a gun); to hold in preparation (e.g. a camera); to prepare in advance (e.g. a meal)
3. to adopt a posture; to assume a stance; to stand ready; to be poised for
4. to put on an air; to assume an attitude
5. to stiffen; to tense up; to become formal
6. to fabricate in order to deceive; to make up; to feign
7. to plan; to scheme
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